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The Seal HuntThe seal hunt has been an issue that Canada has been facing for many years now. The world is putting Canada under fire for the gruesome murderings of the seal every year. But as we know there is always two sides to every issue. The seal hunt is when indigenous people and sealers from companies go and hunt seals for resources as well as profit. Seals are killed by being clubbed, shot in the head or by being stabbed with a wooden stick that has a hook end. Baby seals, which are also known as pups, are commonly hunted for their soft fur. In Canada, May 20th is National Seal Products Day. The Liberal government passed this bill to make a national day for seal products. They are criticized for this because instead of focusing on the importance of the seal hunt to the indigenous community, they decided to make the main focus on seal products. Commercial seal hunting is one of the main reason why the seal hunt is not supported.The commercial seal hunt was established in the 1500’s by European settlers. The commercial seal hunting is a fast-paced and competitive industry. These are the reasons why sealers want to collect as many seal skins as they can. Sealers then resort to inhumane ways of killing seals because it is faster for them. The Marine Mammal Regulations don’t have exact rules that enforce humane seal killing. It would be hard for officials to enforce rules and regulations if there were any because hunting boats and hunters are spread over such a wide space. Inhumane seal killing is why many people do not support commercial seal hunting. Despite this con, there are some indigenous communities that need the seal hunt.Indigenous people hunted seals long before commercial seal hunting was established by the Europeans. The indigenous seal hunt takes place in the Canadian Arctic. They hunt seals for resources such as meat, fur, seal oil and more. This is also a way of life and a way to make money.  The commercial seal hunt, which takes place off the east coast in Canada, is far different from the indigenous seal hunt. The indigenous seal hunt takes place over a few days, only a few seals are hunted for their resources whereas, during the commercial seal hunt, sealers hunt tens to thousands of seals over the course of a few weeks.In conclusion, the seal hunt is when indigenous people and sealers from companies go and hunt seals, commercial seal hunting is a fast-paced and competitive industry and indigenous people participate in the seal hunt for resources that they need. There are many reasons why the seal hunt is not illegal in Canada, but there are also reasons why it should be.